Maybe I'll Just Buy Some Used Pretenders CDs Instead.
Übercrone Hynde was even worse than originally reported:
"Have we gone to war yet?" she asked sarcastically, early on. "We (expletive) deserve to get bombed. Bring it on." Later she yelled, "Let's get rid of all the economic (expletive) this country represents! Bring it on, I hope the Muslims win!"
When a crowd member responded to that inflammatory statement, Hynde stormed the mic, roaring, "Shut your face!" Glaring, she held out the mic toward the fan as longtime drummer Martin Chambers stood up behind her, ready to rumble. "You come up to the mic and say something, smart guy," she snarled. "What do you want to talk about?"
Oh, Miss Chrissie--the perfect icon of the brain-donor left. Wrinkled, morally diminutive, spewing hateful, content-free drivel--then screaming "shut up" and using intimidation to silence opposing views. Lovely. Hope you're playing weddings real soon, honey. Which, at the rate your concert venues and record sales are currently shrinking, should be round about October. However, I am willing to concede that "[g]etting rid of the economic (expletive) this country represents" would have one salutary side effect: it would drastically reduce CD sales.
"We deserve to get bombed."
Really. Well, why don't you "step up to the mic" and preach it to those outside your excuse-making fan base? Tell it to the families of these people. Or this young woman. Or to the daughter of this man, who will never know her dad. Or to the Hanson family. Oh, I'm sorry, you can't--they were killed on their way to Disney World. And, according to the recently-disinterred Ms. Hynde, they deserved to die.
In other words: if people have to start shutting their faces, I have a nomination for who goes first, "smart gal."
One parting thought for the fading rock singer and her band: